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J. Alex Halderman, director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, sees evidence that election results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked

On Election Day, J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, told the BBC, “Unless the election is extraordinarily close, it is unlikely that an attack will result in the wrong candidate getting elected.” Well, you all know what happened next. The whole election came down to […]

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U-M helps expose vulnerability in electronic voting system

Earlier this month, I told you about a University of Michigan team headed by Professor J. Alex Halderman that successfully hacked their way into a new electronic voting system launched by the D.C. Board of Elections. By altering vote counts, and having the electronic voting machines in D.C. play the Michigan fight song every time […]

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Hail to the hackers who protect our democracy

Congratulations this evening are due to the folks at University of Michigan’s computer science department. Encouraged by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics last week to identify vulnerabilities in a new electronic voting platform, a U-M team, headed by Professor J. Alex Halderman, was not only able to penetrate the system, but to have […]

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